Odd Future man Tyler, The Creator is to release an animated series called ‘The Jellies’, which he co-wrote and also provides a voiceover for.
The rapper released a trailer for the show on his YouTube channel, also announcing that it will be shown exclusively through Golf Media app. New episodes will be made available late on Sunday evenings.
Tyler recently had to cancel his UK tour just a few days before it was scheduled to get under way in August, after he was banned from the country for a period of three to five years.
His manager Christian Clancy offered a detailed explanation of the ban on his blog, saying:
“Tyler has been banned from entering the UK for somewhere between 3 to 5 years per a letter from the secretary of state for the home department of the united kingdom.”
“The letter specifically cites lyrics he wrote 6-7 years ago for his albums bastard and goblin – the type of lyrics he hasn’t written since… highlights from the letter include that his work ‘encourages violence and intolerance of homosexuality’ and ‘fosters hatred with views thats seek to provoke others to terrorist acts.”
“To say that i am confused would be an understatement. can you imagine being beholden to things you said when you were 18? tyler has been to the UK over 20x in the last 5 years without incident,” he continues, referencing a show in the capital “literally last month.”
“im not defending his OLD lyrics. to be honest they make me cringe, but i stand beside him because of who he actually IS.”
The slightly intense trailer for his latest venture features one of the characters finding out he’s adopted. Quite a lot of (animated, but not particularly suitable for work) violence ensues before a kidnapping demand involving chicken nuggets is made. See the clip below: